'Bachelor' brings back Brad Womack
September 27th, 2010
09:12 PM ET

'Bachelor' brings back Brad Womack

"Bachelor" host Chris Harrison is a man of many promises.  More than once, he's promised viewers that they would be treated to "the most shocking moment" in show history.  At this point, fans should expect a live sacrifice to take place at the stately "Bachelor" manor.

So when Harrison announced on his Twitter page last week that he will be attending tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" show with the next "Bachelor" star, rumors started running rampant.  Would a contestant on the Ali Fedotowsky edition of "The Bachelorette" step up to the plate and become the hunted?  Would the show go back to its roots and find a complete unknown to fill the role?  Or would a former "Bachelor" star return to the show to try to find love again?

Turns out it's the latter.

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Billie Joe Armstrong headed to Broadway
September 27th, 2010
05:28 PM ET

Billie Joe Armstrong headed to Broadway

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is getting ready to rock Broadway: The musician is set to make his theater debut this week in "American Idiot," the hit rock opera he co-authored.

From September 28 through October 3, Armstrong, 38, will take on the role of St. Jimmy, a ghostly apparition who helps fuel lead character Johnny's drug addiction. Tony Vincent, who usually plays St. Jimmy, has temporarily left the show to attend to family matters, but will return October 12.

"American Idiot," playing at the St. James Theatre, is based on Green Day's 2004 smash album of the same name. "We've always thought that somehow there should be some sort of stage version," Armstrong told MTV News, "because that's what was going on in our heads."

And Vincent told Broadway.com that collaborating with Armstrong on the project has been an actor's dream. “We both operate in such different echelons and platforms, so there’s always this exchange of creativity, but also encouragement and validity in what we both bring to our individual arenas.”

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Lil Wayne releases new album on his birthday
September 27th, 2010
05:25 PM ET

Lil Wayne releases new album on his birthday

It’s better to give than to receive, and Lil Wayne is doing just that for his birthday.

In honor of the incarcerated rapper’s 28th birthday, he released the digital version of his new album, “I Am Not A Human Being,” on Monday. The 10-track album is the ninth for the prodigious rapper, who is currently serving a one-year prison sentence in Rikers Island for a weapon’s charge.

The lead single for the new album is “Right Above It,” which features label mate Drake and has already sold more than half a million digital downloads and entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the top 10. Since getting locked up in March, Weezy has been communicating with his fans via a website which documents his life behind bars.

The new album will be physically released in stores on October 12.

John Stamos goes from 'Glee' boycott to show guest star
September 27th, 2010
04:09 PM ET

John Stamos goes from 'Glee' boycott to show guest star

There was a time when it probably wasn't wise to call John Stamos a "Gleek." Though he'll guest star on the hit Fox series beginning this week, the actor wasn't a fan of the show after a character dissed him last season.

In that episode, McKinley High guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) remarked, "They say it takes certainty more than talent to make a star. I mean, look at John Stamos."

Her swipe left Stamos stinging.

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Portman and Kunis had drinks before 'Swan' kiss
September 27th, 2010
04:04 PM ET

Portman and Kunis had drinks before 'Swan' kiss

The girl-on-girl kiss Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis share in the upcoming movie "Black Swan" may look steamy on screen, but director Darren Aronofsky says the actresses were so nervous that they also shared a few drinks before filming the lusty liplock.

The psychological thriller - which arrives in theaters this December - tells the story of Nina (played by Portman), a New York City ballet dancer who lands the lead in "Swan Lake" and gradually becomes unhinged when a rival dancer (Kunis) arrives on the scene. "My character starts being paranoid that she's going to be unseated," Portman told MTV News.

According to director Darren Aronofsky, Portman and Kunis are great friends in real life, which is why they worried that their on-screen love scene might feel awkward. A bottle of tequila, he told the Hollywood Reporter, helped get them in the mood.

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Stress lands Wyclef Jean in hospital
September 27th, 2010
02:41 PM ET

Stress lands Wyclef Jean in hospital

Wyclef Jean was hospitalized over the weekend at an undisclosed location due to "symptoms of stress and fatigue,” Jean’s rep told CNN. The musician has since been released, and his rep added that Jean “will be fine – just needs the space to recover.”

The 37-year-old has had “an extremely grueling three months–truly an exhausting eight months, since the earthquake when he recommitted himself to our homeland and his passion for our people,” his rep explained further in a statement.

The former Fugee “is currently suffering the effects of lack of sleep and stress, global travel, even the endless public eye, and has asked that his fans and supporters bear with him for the next several days as he regains his physical health and stamina.”

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